Published on September 28th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer0
New Aer Lingus Transatlantic Route for 2023
Aer Lingus has confirmed recent speculation doing the rounds that Cleveland will be added to the transatlantic route network for summer 2023. The new route will be operated by the 184-seat Airbus A321LR in a two-class layout with 16 lie-flat Business Class seats and 168 in Economy.. Commencing on 19 May 2023 and operating four times weekly, this will be Aer Lingus’ 15th transatlantic route from Ireland and will be the only direct European service from Cleveland. Next summer Aer Lingus will operate 15 transatlantic routes between Ireland and North America, as well as three long-haul services from its Manchester base in the UK. Rebuilding connectivity and growing its transatlantic network is critical to Aer Lingus’ long-term growth strategy as it continues its recovery following the pandemic. The announcement of Cleveland as a new destination demonstrates the airline’s commitment to connecting Europe to North America via its Hub in Dublin Airport. Aer Lingus will now offer the only direct European service from Cleveland. Travellers from Cleveland will not only benefit from a direct connection to Ireland but can also avail of the seamless onward connections to more than 20 key European cities – London, Paris, Manchester, Dusseldorf, Brussels, Lyon, Amsterdam and Edinburgh, among others.
EI-87 DUB-CLE 1530-1850 (Mo, We, Fri, Su)
EI-86 CLE-DUB 2020-0850 (Mo, We, Fri, Su)
Commenting on the new service, Aer Lingus Chief Strategy & Planning Officer, Reid Moody said, “This is a significant announcement for Aer Lingus as we deliver on our ambition to grow our transatlantic network. The commencement of a new route, accompanied with further network connectivity, is an exciting milestone for the airline during a critical time of recovery for our business. The new service to Cleveland not only provides a direct connection to Ireland but connections to over 20 popular European destinations via our Dublin Hub.”
Also commenting was the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Interim Airport Director, Dennis Kramer who said, “Aer Lingus is an award-winning airline that continues to grow with new destinations across the globe. We are truly excited for the opportunity to have nonstop service for travellers to connect to Ireland and the many other European destinations. Our team has worked for years to bring this route to Cleveland for our community.”